Re: Is Android Programming Accessible?

I'd start here. http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html I think Ken will have some more detailed instructions for you though.


On 07/30/2010 06:59 PM, Jay Macarty wrote:
Ok; next crazy question. Where would I go about getting the emulator and any other files I would need to set it up in Eclipse. I am quite comfortable with Eclipse as I use it nearly every day. Just wanted to find out where to get the files I would need for a project.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jared Stofflett" <stofflet@xxxxxxxxx>
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The Java programming language is used with Android, although it is not
byte code compatible with Java on the PC. You can also use alternative
languages to program for Android if they run on the JVM such as Scala
with a little extra work not sure ifGroovy works.

On 7/30/10, Jay Macarty <jay.macarty2009@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Being completely new to this topic until I started following this thread, let me ask a rather dumb question. What language is used for androyd and the
apps?

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Sent: Friday, July 30, 2010 10:19 AM
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Yes it would, but I had no luck with Eclipse and Jaws. Maybe it was
just me, but I found the entire setup very hard to use and much less
productive than a text editor. I did miss the auto-importing of
required packages, though.

On 7/30/10, Ken Perry <whistler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Oh don't do it this way use eclipse and follow the instructions any
android
developer has out there. Coding without Eclipse and its code completion
on
Android would suck
.

Ken

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Yes, I did a semester of android programming and I am blind. I used
Edsharp as my text editor
(http://www.empowermentzone.com/edsetup.exe), Ant to compile, and the
command line to test and run things. The only stumbling block, aside
from what you run into trying to understand the Android programming
concepts themselves, will be the initial setup of your emulator. You
will have to have a sighted person enable Talkback, then you will need
to use the keyboard to find out what does what. There is a list of
emulator keystrokes, but I am not sure where it is, I found it through
a forum somewhere. The other potential problem is with the
SensorSimulator program; it is not accessible, so, if you plan to test
things like the accelleromoter (I hate spelling that word) you will
need a sighted person to set up the program and manipulate it.

To create a new project, I recommend making a bat file that you edit
with the new information just before creating your project. I also
recommend putting a folder called "android" or "android apps" (or
something like that) on the root of your hard drive, then creating
each project you do in a subfolder of this folder. I say this because
you will have to cd into the folder a lot, so the shorter the path to
the project the better. If you have questions, let me know and I will
try to answer them.

On 7/29/10, Dave <davidct1209@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm relatively new to Android land as well, but from what I've done so
far, yes, it's accessible depending on your experience.

Android comes with a variety of development tools; there's, as you
mentioned, a plugin for Eclipse to help streamline the development
experience (auto generated project files).

However, all of this can be done by hand via the Android SDK using
command line tools.  One can also specify UI elements within an
AndroidManifest xml file.

The learning curve isn't too bad as long as you are fairly comfortable
with exploring the technology stack (from the tools, to the SDK, to
the application concepts such as intents, broadcasts, services, etc.
and finally to managing a real device such as flashing, rooting,
etc.).

Hth.

On 7/29/10, David Engebretson Jr. <d.engebretson@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I asked the same question a week back or so and didn't get a response.
Maybe we'll need to explore it together.  try eyesfree.google.com

cheers,
david

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Jaquiss" <rjaquiss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 5:13 PM
Subject: Is Android Programming Accessible?


Hello:

I am looking at a possible project that requires programming for
an
Android based device. Has anyone done this? My research to date
indicates
that Java is used with the Eclipse IDE and an Android SDK.

Regards,

Robert

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